W. C. Hafley

W. C. Hafley
Short Name: W. C. Hafley
Full Name: Hafley, W. C. (Winston Cornelius), 1839-1904
Birth Year: 1839
Death Year: 1904

W. C. Hafley, author, composer and teacher; born in McMinn County, Tenn., Sept. 28th, 1839; educated in the common schools of his native county, but being a great lover of books, earnestly sought to improve himself by the reading of books, spending his evenings studying "Kirkam's Grammar" and the Bible, while listening to his father playing "Arkansaw Traveler," "Fisher's Hornpipe," etc., on a well-worn violin; served in the Confederate Army, but so well had he spent his time with his books in his tent that on his return he was called to take charge of a school, which profession he followed for fifteen years, and in 1883 was elected superintendent of schools in his native county; attended a session of the S.N.M.I., held at Dalton, Ga., the year after the principal of the school located there; has contributed to many song books, and is one of the associate authors of "Hymns of Glory" and "Gospel Melodies;" his "Sketches by the Wayside," a prose and poetical work, is very popular; resides in Atlanta, Ga.

He married Elizabeth Frances Blevins in 1868 in McMinn County, Tennessee; died May 4, 1904, in Atlanta, Georgia and is buried at the Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.

The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers, by A. J. Showalter, 1904; and funeral notice from The Atlanta Constitution, May 10, 1904, p. 12

Texts by W. C. Hafley (22)sort ascendingAsInstances
When the billows roll the highestW. C. Hafley (Author)2
There's a land of pure delight (Hafley)W. C. Hafley (Author)4
There's a city that is far, far awayW. C. Hafley (Author)5
There is a precious volume all finger worn and oldW. C. Hafley (Author)8
Soon the Savior will be comingW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Sinner, Jesus is calling for theeW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Sinner, hear the voice of JesusW. C. Hafley (Author)1
See the storm is ragingW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Sailor on the trackless oceanW. C. H. (Author)2
O the little deed of kindnessW. C. H. (Author)3
O that land of the blestW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Long I wandered from the SaviorW. C. Hafley (Author)4
List, the Christmas bells are ringingW. C. Hafley (Author)2
I want to be a worker for the Lord (Hafley)W. C. Hafley (Author)3
Haste thee, Christian, hasteW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Far beyond the rolling JordanW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Fainting and famishing out in the desertW. C. H. (Author)3
Dear Savior, I love theeW. C. Hafley (Author)4
Come dear wife and kneel beside meW. C. Hafley (Author)2
Children may work for the MasterW. C. Hafley (Author)4
Beyond the golden sunset skyW. C. Hafley (Author)6
A little child shall leadW. C. Hafley (Author)2
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